American men's tennis has reached a new low.
For the first time since the introduction of the ATP rankings in 1973, no player from the United States is in the top thirty on Monday.
Taylor Fritz drops to 31st place in the new rankings.
John Isner, like Fritz in his thirties, is three places below.
Reilly Opelka is the third American who is at least still in the top fifty.
American tennis had a golden age, especially in the nineties, when Jim Courier, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi consecutively led the world rankings.
Fourteen-time Grand Slam winner Sampras lasted no less than 286 weeks at the top.
Andy Roddick was the last American number one at the beginning of this century.
The service gun held the lead between November 2003 and February 2004.
After that it slowly went downhill.
In 2010, for the first time since the introduction of the ATP ranking, no player from the United States was in the top ten anymore, three years later this was even true for the top twenty.
Dutch tennis players have been missing in the top 100 of the world rankings for some time now. Tallon Griekspoor makes a big jump this week from 143th to 130th place. He leaves Botic van de Zandschulp (154th) and Robin Haase (206th) under him.